Kenya Records 1,459 New COVID-19 Cases And 17 Death In 24 Hours

By Erica Nsunjo / November 20, 2020 | 9:09 am



Mutahi Kagwe COVID

On 10TH November, 1,459 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 10,146 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 74,145 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. From the cases 1,419 are Kenyans and 40 are foreigners.

Distribution: Nairobi 472, Kiambu 311, Mombasa 108, Laikipia 63, Uasin Gishu 53, Busia 49, Kisumu 48, Meru 43, Nakuru 36, Kericho 33, Kisii 29, Kakamega 29, Marsabit 17, Murang’a 16, Nyamira 16, Kajiado 15, Garissa 13, Nandi 12, Kitui 12.

Nyeri 11, Machakos 11, Siaya 10, Bungoma 10, Turkana 8, Kirinyaga 8, Kilifi 6, Bomet 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Homabay 3, Makueni 2, Taita Taveta 2,  Kwale 2, Isiolo 1, and Tharaka Nithi 1.

780 patients have recovered from the disease, 690 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 90 have been discharged from various hospitals. The country’s total recoveries now stand at 50,658.

Sadly, another 17 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities in the country to 1,330.

There are 1,116 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,232 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 59 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 28 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 83 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 67 are in the general wards, while 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has asked all teachers who fall under the high-risk age of 58 and above to work from home as a measure to reduce their high chances of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

TSC also announced that all Covid-19 ailments are fully covered under the teachers’ medical scheme. “The commission has negotiated with the teachers’ medical provider, for teachers to be covered for all Covid-19 related illnesses,” said Macharia.

Additionally, according to the association of secondary school headteachers in Kenya, at least 13 principals have died as a result of Covid-19 since the phased reopening of schools.





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Nsunjo Erica is a Practicing Journalist / Activist / Patriot / Practicing Politician / Practicing Entrepreneur / aspiring Lawyer, and a proud Ugandan. Because the journey is not static, I am molding it accordingly.

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